I have heard more than once (for example here) the following:
A man came to Abdullah ibn Abbas and asked: If I had killed someone, would Allah ever forgive me? And ibn Abbas said, yes, He would. Same day, when ibn Abbas at the same gathering, another man came ans asked the same question, and this time ibn Abbas said, no. Later, people asked ibn Abbas how come he gave two opposite answers to the same question. He said, he sensed that the first man had already killed someone and was seeking a way to repent; the second on the other hand, had not yet killed, and looking for an excuse to have his license to kill!
What is the source for this narration?